Model supports and their effects on the results of wind tunnel tests

David L. Bacon
naca-tn-130
February, 1923


The airflow about a model while being tested is often sufficiently affected by the model support to lead to erroneous conclusions unless appropriate corrections are used. In this paper some new material on the subject is presented, together with a review of the airfoil support corrections used in several other laboratories.

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